The power of life

February 6, 2019 by Dr. Jack Graham

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue…”

—Proverbs 18:21

I can remember a time where about the only way we had to communicate was a rotary dial phone, or maybe snail mail. Look at today, and the advances are beyond the invention of the Gutenberg Press and the printing press that so dramatically changed the world and the culture in that day. We are living in an age of information and communication.

Despite the technology we have, we often fail in the relationships that require communication the most in our marriages, our homes, our families.

Now, it shouldn’t surprise you that the wise man, Solomon, who gave us the book of Proverbs, had quite a bit to say about communication.

There is incredible power in the spoken word, when that word is used for God. It is like taking a deep drink in the depths of our souls. It is a fountain of life, this word.

It says there is both the power of life and the power of death in the tongue. There is the power to bless and the power to curse. There is the power to build up with words and the power to break apart and tear down with words. But, we must use our words to bring about healing and help and trust, because our words can transform; words can transform your family.


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